Joint Event with APT and CREW Maryland Suburban- Historic Preservation

Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that the November 8th Joint Event with APT and CREW Maryland Suburban has been postponed at this time.  We will be sure to let you know when we are able to find an appropriate time to reschedule this important event regarding historic preservation.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this might have caused you and we hope to see you at the later date.  Thank you and have a great day!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

5:30pm to 8:30pm

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November’s Event – Historic Preservation

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

7719 Wisconsin Avenue.

Bethesda, Maryland 20814


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$45 per CREW members

$45 per Non-profits & Gov’t Officials

$65 per Non-member

Registration will close on November 1st


CREW Maryland Suburban joins with the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) DC Chapter for an evening of networking and conversation about historic preservation.


The event will include a presentation by Claire Lise Kelly, the Architectural History Specialist at the Montgomery County Planning Department, M-NCPPC, who will be discussing her recent book Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979.


Rick Brown, owner and developer of the Supper Club, will provide the evening’s introduction. Nakita Reed and Ward Bucher of Encore Sustainable Design, LLC will close out the evening with breakout discussions of the building’s renovation and key themes in historic preservation.


Refreshments will include heavy appetizers and a cash bar.

The Art of Deal Making presented by Federal Realty Investment Trust

Please join us for lunch at City Perch (located at Pike and Rose) and hear our esteemed panel, Debbie Colson and Wendy Seher, teach us all about the art of deal making.


 Debbie Colson Debbie Colson

Senior Vice President –

Legal Operations

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Debbie Colson is Senior Vice President – Legal Operations for Federal Realty Investment Trust. In this position, Ms. Colson oversees Federal Realty’s legal leasing function, which includes “Main Street” properties, new development projects and shopping center properties, as well as property management and litigation matters.


 Wendy Seher Wendy Seher

Senior Vice President – Leasing

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Ms. Wendy Seher is Senior Vice President – Leasing for Federal Realty Investment Trust. In this capacity, Ms. Seher oversees the day to day leasing activities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions as well as leasing anchor space throughout the portfolio.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

11:30am to 1:30pm


City Perch Kitchen + Bar

11830 Grand Park Avenue

North Bethesda, Maryland


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$55 per CREW members

$55 per Non-profits & Gov’t Officials

$65 per Non-member


Registration will close on

September 5th  


Call For Board Nominations

Deadline September 15, 2016

The CREW Maryland Suburban Nominating Committee must set forth a slate of proposed Officers and Directors to comprise the 2017 CREW Maryland Suburban Board of Directors and we would appreciate your help!

Set forth below are position descriptions for the various Board positions. Please express your interest in being considered for board service by contacting Rebecca Walker at by the deadline above. Directors whose terms are expiring may freely submit their candidacy for re-election.

Officer- President-Elect One-yr term / Three yr commitment
Officer- Secretary One-year term
Officer- Director- Treasurer One-year term
Director- Membership Chair* One-year term
Director- Communications Co-Chairs* One-year term
Director- Sponsorship Chair* One-year term
Director- Programs Co-Chairs* One-year term
Director- Community Service Chair* One-year term

*These positions are responsible for chairing a committee which assists with planning of Chapter Events and providing Chapter support for the year. Most committees meet as needed, with at least 1-2 meetings held per year either in person, or by phone, at the discretion of the Committee Chair.

Please submit your nominations by September 15, 2016 to:
Rebecca Walker via e-mail to


The Purpose of the Organization

The purpose of the Association shall be to further the professional development of women in all phases of commercial real estate; to promote avenues of communication among professional women inter and intra-industry; and to encourage the recognition and advancement of professional women in the field of real estate. (Bylaws, Sec. 1.02)


(i) Meeting monthly for approximately 1-1.5 hours at lunch time for a Board meeting.
(ii) Board members are also requested to attend:
• Monthly events/meetings;
• New Member/Sponsor receptions;
• Special Events & Fundraisers
• Periodic Committee Meetings
President-Elect: The President-Elect shall generally assist the President and perform such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors. The President-Elect is mostly a learning role and that person serves as a Delegate to CREW National and has the opportunity to attend up to two leadership summits per year at various locations around the country as well as the National Convention (scheduled in Fall of 2017 in Houston, TX), with financial support from the local Chapter.

Secretary: Generally, it shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of all votes, resolutions, and the proceedings of all meetings of the members of the Association and of the Board of Directors.

Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds of the Association; shall keep full and accurate accounts of all monies received and expended for the use of the Association in books belonging to the Association. The Treasurer shall deposit all funds and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Association in such bank or banks as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors, and make a report of all transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the Association, when called upon by the President.


Membership Chair (or Co-Chair): The membership chair is responsible for overseeing the Membership Committee and promoting membership throughout the year. This includes reaching out to prospective members who attend CREW Events, and networking with both new and existing members to increase the value received through membership. The Membership Chair will also coordinate with CREW Network on the processing of membership applications.

Communications Chair (or Co-Chair): The communications chair is responsible for overseeing the Communications Committee whose goal is to update the CREW website and social media (linkedin, facebook, etc.) with timely and comprehensive information relevant to the Chapter and CREW Network and its events/initiatives. The goal of this position and committee, in consultation with the Board of Directors, is to create and maintain a favorable image of the Chapter working for the professional development of its members by: (a) keeping membership informed of chapter projects, activities and upcoming meetings, and (b) disseminating relevant professional information viewed as beneficial to the members.

Sponsorship Chair (or Co-Chair): The Sponsorship Chair is responsible for overseeing the Sponsorship Committee and identifying, soliciting and obtaining sponsors for the Chapter and for individual events, as appropriate. The Chair will work closely with the Board of Directors to compile a prospect list consisting of past and potential new sponsors and will, through the committee and Board of Directors, reach out to sponsors to facilitate their support of the Chapter in accordance with the CREW mission.

Programs Chair (or Co-Chair): The Programs Chair is responsible for overseeing the Programs Committee and planning the events (not less than monthly) for the Maryland Suburban Chapter’s year. This includes selecting inviting speakers, coordination of locations, catering for events, and coordinating with presenters on the content of their presentations. The Programs Chair also coordinates with the Board of Directors and the other area local CREW Network Chapters on programming and joint opportunities where applicable.

Community Service Chair: The community Service Chair is responsible for overseeing the Community Service Committee who is tasked with the oversight and execution of community service initiatives for the CREW Maryland Suburban Chapter. This position is responsible for working in conjunction with the Board of Directors to identify local and national charitable initiatives that pair well with the CREW mission and supporting those charities through monetary donations, service and volunteerism.

Happy Hour and Tour of Flying Dog Brewery

flying dog

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

3:30pm to 6:30pm

Flying Dog Brewery

4607 Wedgewood  Boulevard

Frederick, MD 21701

Part One of a Two Part Series

Join CREW Maryland Suburban for a tour and networking at Flying Dog Brewery. Since the popular beer company moved from Denver, CO to their current state-of-the art facility in Frederick, MD, 75% of the brewery has been renovated, converted, and to some extent, retrofitted as they have expanded.

We’ll get an inside look at the facility as it exists today while learning a little about the beer making process and future expansion plans, and we’ll return in 2017/18 to see how it has all come along!

*Private tours will only be offered to CREW Members. If going on the tour, please wear close toed shoes.

Photo ID’s will be required at this event.


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$35 per CREW members

$45 per Non-profits & Gov’t Officials

$55 per Non-member


Registration will close on

August 9 th  


Catering to be provided by Road House Pub


Success Suits You – Tips from Fashion Blogger Sarah Phillips

Join CREW National Capital Committee (CNCC) and Sarah Phillips from popular fashion + lifestyle blog 52 Thursdays as we explore style, confidence, and incorporating new trends in the business world.

Over hors d’oeuvre and drinks Sarah will share looks from a collection of local shops and give you her tips for dressing for success.

fashion blogger june 2016

Thursday, June 9th


Merritt Gallery

Chevy Chase Center

5445 Wisconsin Ave

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Easy parking in the public lot behind the building, enter next to Clyde’s or side street by Sak’s

Catering Provided by Windows Catering

Metro: Friendship Heights – Red Line


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$55 per CREW members, Non-profits & Gov’t Officials

$75 per Non-member

Register by June 6th

*Please note that effective April 2016, non-CREW members are limited to the attendance of three CREW Maryland Suburban events per year


Momentum 2016: Commercial Real Estate Outlook

For a forecast of the 2016 Commercial Real Estate market, see the link below to a white paper from Cohn/Reznick.

Momentum 2016: Commercial Real Estate Outlook

Lisa Sincere named Partner at Selzer Gurvitch

Lisa Sincere

Selzer Gurvitch is pleased to announce that real estate attorney Lisa Sincere has been named a partner at the firm. Lisa’s practice is divided between commercial real estate transactions (buying, selling, financing and developing), leasing deals for medical, office, warehouse and retail space, and related business and tax planning matters related to forming new corporate entities and structuring existing ones for succession planning. Her client list is as diverse as it is distinguished, consisting of banks, private & non-institutional lenders, custom & commercial home builders and prominent individuals, many of whom are among the area’s leading entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Having spent six years in the banking industry, Lisa considers lender representation to be her “sweet spot.” She understands the nuances and subtleties that make each deal unique and combines those insights with an attention to detail and a problem-solving perspective. The result is a track record of success that makes her – and her clients – proud.

After earning her J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, Lisa received her Master of Laws in Taxation, LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Admitted to practice in Maryland and Virginia, she is a member of the Real Property, Taxation and Trusts & Estates sections of the Virginia Bar Association and a board member of the Maryland Suburban chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).


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Ann Marie Mehlert Named a Principal at Lerch, Early & Brewer


Lerch, Early & Brewer is pleased to announce that real estate attorney Ann Marie Mehlert has been named a principal at the firm. Ann Marie works with real estate developers, investors and owners on all aspects of commercial real estate. For more than 25 years she has negotiated and documented transactions from acquisition and financing through development, leasing and sales.


Her experience includes complex real estate transactions involving sales, acquisitions, common interest developments, financing for both raw land and improved property, leasing, 1031 like-kind exchanges and a variety of development and title issues. She also has negotiated and closed complex multi-million dollar financing transactions for clients using equity financing and conventional loan financing.


Ann Marie’s clients include large scale residential developers, family-run development companies, individual entrepreneurs, medical professionals and non-profit companies. They describe her with three Ps: persistent, pragmatic and protective of their interests. She has the ability to push a deal forward while keeping all parties on an even keel.

Ann Marie received her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Boston College and her Juris Doctor cum laude from The American University Washington College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Lerch Early, Ann Marie practiced at another Bethesda law firm. She currently serves on the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, on the boards of directors of Montgomery Women and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, and as general counsel for Round House Theatre.   Ann Marie also is a past president of the suburban Maryland chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).


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Don’t Miss “An inside look at United Therapeutics Headquarters”

United Therapeutics

United Therapeutics

United Therapeutics is one of the area’s largest and most progressive bioscience firms. With other locations around the world, the firm has recently doubled-down on their commitment to growth in Montgomery County with a planned 121,000sf Net Zero Energy office and lab expansion in the same block as their Silver Spring World Headquarters.

Wednesday, March 23rd 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Join CREW Maryland Suburban and the United Therapeutics corporate real estate team, headed by Avi Halpert, as we learn about:
· Their overall real estate strategy and portfolio,
· Existing and planned facilities in Silver Spring,
· and tour the Headquarters building.

After the tour, we’ll head down the street to All Set Restaurant & Bar for a networking Happy Hour with drinks and appetizers.

3:30pm Registration
3:50pm Program and Tour at United Therapeutics
5:00pm Happy Hour at All Set
Restaurant & Bar

See attached Flyer for all the details!

March 2016 UnitedTherapeatics

Directions & Parking Information:
UT Campus Map with Cameron Street Parking 2016

Up and Coming CREW DC and CREW Northern Virginia Events.

Please check out these noteworthy events happening with our CREW regional partners:

• 3/10/16 – CREW NoVa: Silver Line Momentum; Next Stop: Reston
Open to CREW NoVa, DC and Suburban MD members
11:30am – 1:30pm
Hidden Creek Country Club, Reston, VA
Click here for additional information
• 3/16/16 – CREW DC TopGolf Networking Event
Open to CREW DC, NoVa and Suburban MD members and non-members
Click here for additional information
• 5/9/16 – CREW DC: 2016 Annual CNCC Golf Outing
o All Day
o Westwood Country Club, Vienna, VA
o More info TBA